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Gateshead’s Aspire Technology Solutions grows with Cloud Cover IT deal

An IT support firm says it is ready to write a “new and exciting chapter” after completing a takeover.

Gateshead’s Aspire Technology Solutions has bought Cloud Cover IT.

It says the deal for the Glasgow-based operator will catalyse UK market growth and product expansion.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cloud Cover IT has become part of the Aspire group, with its software development and business applications division rebranded as Flyte.

Chris Fraser, chief executive and founder of Aspire, which provides cybersecurity, cloud and managed services support, said: “This will strengthen our presence in Scotland, positioning us in a thriving market.

“The Cloud Cover team will become an integral part of the Aspire group and we believe we can grow significantly in this key strategic market.

“I’m excited to see the opportunities accelerate as we offer customers, present and future, the innovative solutions they need in a changing world.”

Lance Gauld, founder and managing director of Cloud Cover IT, added: “This partnership is not merely a merger with a large IT company; it is a collaboration with a leading UK technology provider that understands us.

“As part of the Aspire group, we can grow our footprint further and broaden our offerings with access to more expertise, resources and an extensive portfolio of solutions to help customers drive their businesses forward.”